Scores

Final

North Texas 20

(2-3, 1-1 C-USA)

Florida Atl 14

(1-4, 0-2 C-USA)

5:00 PM ET, September 29, 2012

FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 7 3 7 320
FAU 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: D. Thompson (UNT) - 251 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Fortner (FAU) - 17 CAR, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Chancellor (UNT) - 6 REC, 135 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas 20, FAU 14

Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Derek Thompson threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns in North Texas' 20-14 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

It marks the third time since 1997 that North Texas has been 2/3 after five games. The Mean Green was also 2/3 in 2003 and 2005 and had started 1-4 or worse in every year since 2005.

Thompson's first touchdown pass, a 68-yard strike to Brelan Chancellor, opened scoring and Zach Olen's 48-yard field goal gave North Texas a 10-0 advantage.

Chancellor finished with 135 yards receiving on six catches.

Thompson's second TD pass, a 14-yarder to Drew Miller, gave the Mean Green a commanding 17-0 third-quarter lead.

FAU rallied, scoring 14 unanswered points and cutting the deficit to 17-14, but Olen converted his second field of the day to seal the win.

Graham Wilbert led FAU (1-4) with 142 passing yards on 21 of 34 attempts, but threw two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
FAU
1st Downs1518
Total Yards307301
Passing251142
Rushing56159
Penalties4-368-61
3rd Down Conversions3-148-17
4th Down Conversions0-00-3
Turnovers13
Possession29:0830:52

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson18/302518.421
Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilbert21/341424.202

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jimmerson12252.1011
Byrd11211.907
Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fortner17633.7111
Wallace9374.1013

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chancellor613522.5168
Jimmerson13737.0037
Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dukes66210.3032
Hankerson4369.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTFAU
TD06:20Brelan Chancellor 68 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUNTFAU
FG12:15Zach Olen 48 Yd 100
THIRD QUARTERUNTFAU
TD05:03Drew Miller 14 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 170
TD00:59Damian Fortner 11 Yd Run (Mitch Anderson Kick) 177
FOURTH QUARTERUNTFAU
TD14:47Graham Wilbert 11 Yd Run (Mitch Anderson Kick) 1714
FG07:29Zach Olen 28 Yd 2014